The Ubiquitous John Munch
John Munch The Smart Detective and Conspiracy Theorist
I always wanted TV cross overs when I was a kid. I fantasized about Audra from 'Big Valley' meeting Little Joe from 'Bonanza, among others.
Today in the world of spin offs it isn't unusual for a character to appear on more than one show and in this day of cross promotion, for a character to make a guest appearance on other shows.
The King of this is Detective John Munch originally from Baltimore and now New York, Munch has solved or help solve a lot of crime. Well, into his sixties, he is still going strong long after lesser cops would have just gone fishing.
Three reasons to love John Munch
1. "Munch has been the only fictional character played by a single actor to appear on eight different television shows. These shows were on four different networks: NBC (Homicide: Life on the Street, and Law & Order franchise), FOX (The X-Files, Arrested Development), UPN (The Beat), and HBO (The Wire). His upcoming appearance on Paris enquÃªtes criminelles will increase the total to nine shows on five networks, with the new network being TF1. An appearance on Law & Order: UK would bring the total to ten shows on six networks, with Law & Order: UK being shown on ITV1. Munch has also been one of the only television characters to cross genres, appearing not only in crime drama series, but also the genres of sitcom (Arrested Development) and horror and science fiction (The X-Files).
A muppet representation of Detective Munch appeared in the Sesame Street sketch "Law and Order: Special Letters Unit". (Wiki)
2. John Munch is a curmudgeonly detective with a soft heart for victims. He is snarky and hard on criminals, sarcastic about marriage, but sometimes sentimental about his many ex-wives.
3. John Much keeps us all abreast of the latest conspiracies.
Richard Belzer And John Munch Solve a Mystery
This is a great book for anyone who likes mysteries, but its a special treat for Law and Order: SVU fans. Its written, by actor Richard Belzer, who plays John Munch. Richard Belzer, not John Munch who solves the mystery. The action takes place in between Belzer's appearances on the set while playing John Munch. It has a noir feel to it and we even get some of Belzer/Munch's conspiracy theories!
Lots of fun, great for a rainy day or the beach!
Quick, what do you think of John Munch?
" Without metaphors, what are we left with? We have a riddle, surrounded by a mystery, wrapped inside of an enigma and stuffed inside a body bag. "
Detective John Munch With Baltimore Homicide: Life on the Street Dectectives
John Munch: Homicide Life on the Street, At His Conspiritorial Best
Detective John Munch's Two Biggest Jobs
Is John Munch Better At Homicide Or Special Victims?
John Munch on Law and Order SUV
John Munch On Law and Order SVU
John Munch on Lies:
Cox: Don't you even wonder why?
Munch: Why what?
Cox: Why he lied.
Munch: I'm a Homicide Detective. The only time I wonder why is when they tell me the truth.
The John Munch Muppet: Special Letters Unit
John Munch, The Muppet on Seasame Street
John Munch Muppet and John Munch Fans
Law and Order is one of the most popular and well known series in the history of TV with 3 highly successful and only one failed versions. Sesame Street added its own version in Special Letters Unit
John Munch has his own bloggers. I didn't look to see if poor Richard has blogs entries and MySpace page devoted to him, but John sure does. Check them out, some great stuff. f="
I get asked for his autograph all the time,
John Munch's Alter Ego, Richard Belzer
John Munch Alter Ego Richard Belzer on the Stand Up Stage
John Munch Alter Ego Richard Belzer Interviewed About Shows
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John Munch in Homicide Life on the Streets
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Dectective John Munch of Special Victim's Unit
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